The Classic Dress Courtesy of David Nieper


The Classic Dress is one of those staple wardrobe pieces that we all have in our wardrobe. It’s the one dress that we reach for time after time, regardless of the season, year or occasion. It’s our ‘go to’ dress. The one when we don’t know what to wear. We grab THE dress and we just know that we will feel comfortable and suitably attired for the occasion. ( You know the one I mean ladies ?)

The classic dress is also usually our investment piece. We might think about buying an on trend fashion item that is cheap as chips, but we know that this will probably end up in the bin after six months of wear.

I have a classic dress in my wardrobe that cost me £100 a few years ago and I remember thinking it seemed a lot of money back then. However this classic style simple dress still looks like new and feels like new.  Because of its classic design, it never seems to date. As it has full sleeves and is below my knee it will also stand the test of time as I get older and require more coverage ( if you know what I mean !)



And so, today, I thought I would feature a fabulous British company who specialise in classic dresses for women. David Nieper is a British designer based in Derbyshire who designs and makes beautiful, high quality clothes. They use the best fabrics that are sourced from around the world. In fact, it is this beautiful, high quality fabric that ensures that the company has a huge following of loyal customers. In house precision cutting and professional sewing teams ensure that each garment is finished perfectly before been shipped to the customer. The company founded in 1961, is totally committed to UK manufacturing which is great news for the UK economy . Two thirds of its customers based in the UK and a third located overseas.

David Nieper is a true family business. The founder, David, is still in place as Creative Director and his son Christopher holding the Managing Director role. I also really love the fact that the company work closely with schools, collages and universities to ensure that sewing skills are been passed onto future generations. The company even sponsor a local school and is committed to helping and inspiring young people.  I just love this type of investment back into the community as it says a lot about a company who do this.



The customer service representatives at David Nieper are specially trained to make sure that your buying experience is smooth and of a high standard. The fact that it is a family business is reflected in the customer service that you will receive. The best thing about ordering an item from the company is that you will receive a personally signed ticket from the seamstress who made your garment ! How amazing is that ? It’s almost like a confirmation of how proud they are to have made your item for you, and how confident they are of their work.



So after a little background on the company, would you like to see a selection of my favourite classic style dresses from their website ? Most of the dresses are available in size 10 – 24. Some even have varying lengths you can choose from. All of my choices can be found on their website



This is my FAVOURITE dress of the collection ! Not only is it my favourite colour blue but the style is one of my all time loves as I find it so flattering to my figure. I think it looks very much like something Kate, Duchess of Cambridge would wear and this is probably the reason this is such a popular design.



Fabulous print dress made from ‘uncrushable’ jersey fabric so perfect for holidays and weekends away.



I love this colour dress which is designed in a bottle green colour. This is such a classic design and a great alternative to the little black dress. Cleverly designed so it skims over the body so it gives a gorgeous shape to the figure.



I LOVE the design of this dress. It’s classic but with a quirky edge to it to bring it bang up to date. Would look amazing with tights and boots in the winter or just as equally fabulous with heels for a night out.



This dress is stunning and is such a rich jewel tone red colour. Perfect for the autumn and how lovely would this look on Christmas Day ? Teamed with black accessories and black footwear this look is always going to look classic, whatever time of year you wear it.



No wardrobe is complete without a classic black dress. This stunning dress has been designed in fluid moss crepe and lace with a gorgeous diamante button at the back. A true classic that will never date.



I hope you have enjoyed my little blog post about this fabulous British company David Nieper. It is too easy to overlook our own British companies when faced with so much choice on the high street and online. Buying from British companies is not only good for local employment, but is also good for the economy.  It also gives the customer a ‘feel good’ feeling knowing they have bought from a family business.

Until next time dear friends

Susanna xx

For more information please have a look at the David Nieper website 



*This is a sponsored post but all opinions and views are totally my own.


  1. 28th November 2017 / 7:21 am

    some of our tv presenters and weather ladies would do well do wear labels like this. timeless and classic.

    • Susanna
      28th November 2017 / 4:37 pm

      Very true Toria. x

  2. 28th November 2017 / 7:28 am

    I think these dresses are fabulous! I will visit the site!

    • Susanna
      28th November 2017 / 4:36 pm

      Hi Nancy
      Glad you enjoyed the blog post today ! Isn’t that blue dress just gorgeous and made in 100% merino wool too ! That shade of blue is my favourite xx

  3. Marilynne Lambert
    28th November 2017 / 6:30 pm

    Lovely warm looking dresses and also very smart. I love them. xxxx

    • Susanna
      29th November 2017 / 12:11 pm

      Yes they are lovely and it’s nice to know the background to the dresses and the fact they are made in the UK. It makes it more special then. xx

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